hypapophysis

noun
hyp·​apophysis | \ ¦hip, ¦hīp+ \
plural hypapophyses

Definition of hypapophysis

: a ventral process or element of a vertebra: such as
a : a hemal spine

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History and Etymology for hypapophysis

New Latin, from hypo- + apophysis

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“Hypapophysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypapophysis. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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